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verb (used with object)
  1. to add as a supplement, accessory, or appendix; subjoin: to append a note to a letter.
  2. to attach or suspend as a pendant.
  3. to sign a document with; affix: to append one's signature to a will.
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Origin of append

1640–50; < Latin appendere, equivalent to ap- ap-1 + -pendere to hang (transitive)
Related formsmis·ap·pend·ed, adjectiveun·ap·pend·ed, adjective
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  • A complete list of the changes made is appended at the end of the file.



  • The grinning death's head seal was appended in lieu of a signature, as before.

    The Film of Fear

    Arnold Fredericks

  • As such, they may not be included but be appended to the traditional text.

  • Those which have (a) appended to them are known to have representatives in America.

    The Gypsies

    Charles G. Leland

  • He then appended his signature and handed it to one of the attendant Cossacks.

British Dictionary definitions for appended


verb (tr)
  1. to add as a supplementto append a footnote
  2. to attach; hang on
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Word Origin

C15: from Late Latin appendere to hang (something) from, from Latin pendere to hang
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Word Origin and History for appended



late 14c., "to belong to as a possession or right," from Old French apendre (13c.) belong, be dependent (on); attach (oneself) to; hang, hang up," and directly from Latin appendere "to cause to hang (from something), weigh," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + pendere "hang" (see pendant).

Meaning "to hang on, attach as a pendant" is 1640s; that of "attach as an appendix" is recorded by 1843. OED says the original word was obsolete by c.1500, and these later transitive senses represent a reborrowing from Latin or French. Related: Appended; appending.

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